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Listening Drill 第12回

Reading Drill No.12

  The Irish are said to be blessed with the gift of blarney.  This means that they are supposed to be skillful with speech.  That is, they have a talent for using spoken language to charm people with witty conversation, exaggerated compliments, and sometimes, misleading nonsense―but always without being offensive.  Blarney differs from flattery in that flattery is obviously insincere and rarely inspires trust, agreement, or cooperation in the listener.

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